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MINIUM, Howard E. 1915-1980


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/16/2016 at 21:09:22

Howard Minium Is Buried In Local Cemetery

Funeral services for Howard Minium were held on Wednesday, December 17, 1980 at 9:30 a.m. at the First United Presbyterian Church at Grand Junction.

Officiating at the service were Rev. Ralph M. Jordan of Grand Junction. Rev. W. F. Schneck and Rev. John Klosterboer, both of Jefferson. Alfred Eiten was soloist accompanied by Elizabeth Eckhoff, pianist.

A memorial service was held at 2:30 p.m. at the First Christian Reformed Church at Wellsburg on Wednesday, December 17, 1980. Rev. Ralph M. Jordan officiated at the service. Alfred Eiten was soloist and Elizabeth Eckhoff was pianist. Pall bearers were Benjamin Primus, Paul Primus, Herman Primus, Claus Primus, David Primus, and Kenny Primus.

Interment was held in the First Christian Reformed Church cemetery.

He died Sunday, December 14 in Jefferson at the age of 65 years.

The Slininger Funeral Home of Jefferson and Grand Junction was in charge of services.

Howard E. Minium was born April 19, 1915 at Des Moines.

As an infant Howard was adopted by the Minium family at Dubuque. After their death he was reared in an orphan's home in Dubuque until he was 14 years old. Howard then moved to Colesburg, Iowa, where he attended and graduated from high school in 1933. He attended college at Cedar Falls and taught in the junior high schools at Hartwick and Ladora, Iowa.

Howard was united in marriage with Lily Mae Primus on May 30, 1939 at Wellsburg.

They were the parents of three daughters, Beatrice, Sarah and Francie.

Mr. Minium taught school in Radcliffe and later moved to Des Moines before he entered the U.S. Army in 1943. He served three years at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland. In 1946 after his discharge from the Army, Howard returned to live in Des Moines.

Mr. and Mrs. Minium operated Howard's Sundries in Grand Junction from 1951 until recent years when Howard was a salesman at the Figenshaw Furniture Store in Jefferson.

He was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church in Grand Junction, served as an Elder, choir director and Sunday School teacher. Howard sang in the choir when he wasn't directing it.

Those surviving him are his wife, Lily Mae, their daughters: Beatrice (Mrs. Jim) Hoekstra of Ames, Sarah (Mrs. Mark) Dimond of Minot, North Dakota, and Francie (Mrs. Don) Martin of Clarinda, Iowa; four grandchildren, Steve and Tim Hoekstra and Amy and Rex Dimond and many friends.

--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 25 December 1980


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